Regardless of who the Republicans nominate, the White House is likely to run against the previous GOP president, George W. Bush.Now, I direct your attention to this, emanating from a Clinton and Obama initiative of 2009:
Both the congressional campaign this year and the 2012 presidential race will feature talk "about the direction that this country is going to go," Gibbs said.
"You're going to get an opportunity to think about whether we're going to go back to what we came from or that we're going to go forward," Gibbs said. "And that's a debate I think the President and many here are anxious to have."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's arrival in Washington, DC for a meeting with President Obama is the latest step in the much-vaunted "reset" in frayed United States-Russian relations. But in fact, the Medvedev visit highlights just what a charade the "reset" is: an empty political spectacle that is at best useless and at worst harmful, distracting the U.S. leadership from the search for effective solutions to international issues and helping prop up a corrupt, authoritarian, and ultimately unfriendly regime in the Kremlin.So, in other words, it's okay to talk about a reset [aka, backup] of U.S. relationships with Russia, but talk of returning to our Constitutional roots is verboten. Read the whole piece from RealClearPolitics.
When you're done, read this (registration required). Me thinks Obama talks too much.